Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort of the Money Smart Advisory Council, a diverse group of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy. Today, Money Smart Week is much broader in scope and continues to expand, creating new partnerships, heightened exposure, and substantive events. The Money Smart Week model has grown beyond Chicago with successful campaigns taking place in all five states within the Seventh District (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin) and new cities joining every year.
During Money Smart Week 2011, the Lillie M. Evans library has designed activities to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Stop by the library for programs and resources that will help you be money $mart!
Tuesday, April 5th 11am-noon “Budgeting Basics” Learn more about money and how to manage it.
Wednesday, April 6th 2-3pm for 3rd-12th graders “It’s Not Too Early to be Money $mart” Introduction for kids on developing money $mart habits
Thursday, April 7th 10-11am “Investing for your Future” with Brian Card from the Princeville State Bank Covers the basics of investing your money
In addition, other money $mart resources include:
Financial education resources from the Illinois State Treasurer
Practical Money Skills for Life has some great financial games for kids at http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games/trainingcamp/
Federal website dedicated to helping Americans reach their personal financial goals